For the Media


Media points about Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care:

  • Is a nonprofit organization founded in 1980.
  • Serves about 5,200 families a year.
  • Is the largest and most comprehensive hospice in the region.
  • Is locally based, with a local board and a commitment to serving the Kansas City area.
  • Provides services to all in need, regardless of a patient’s financial circumstances.
  • Has more than 300 employees and more than 400 volunteers.
  • Serves twelve counties – Johnson, Wyandotte, Miami, Douglas and Leavenworth Counties in Kansas, and Jackson, Platte, Clay, Cass, Clinton, Western Ray and Lafayette Counties in Missouri.
  • Serves patients of all ages at all stages of serious illness.

Interview Opportunities:

We welcome media inquiries regarding experts on our staff who are available for interviews include physicians, nurses, social workers, chaplains, grief specialists and educators who have specialized knowledge in various aspects of end-of-life care, hospice and palliative care. They can speak on a variety of topics including:

  • End-of-life care
  • Pain and symptom management
  • Advance directives
  • Ethics
  • Emotional or spiritual issues associated with life-threatening illness
  • Communication about treatment options
  • Grief and loss
  • Coping with the challenges associated with illness, aging and caregiving
  • Talking to children about serious illness and death, and the grief process for children
  • The use of art and music to help people of all ages express and explore their emotions
  • The unique needs of seriously ill children and their families

Learn more about the options for care we offer.